Friday, May 24 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:25:37 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Crossing the Brent Spence bridge will take a bite out of your wallet if Ohio Governor John Kasich has his way.
Kasich says funding for a $2.5 billion replacement bridge isn't assured. He says people need to think outside the box for ways to pay for the project. Kasich say charging a toll would provide a reliable source of revenue for the replacement bridge and construction could begin in 2014 which is two years ahead of schedule.
The Ohio governor is getting support from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear who says tolls are an option. Beshear says, "For a project of this magnitude, all financing options, including tolling, must remain on the table."
FOX19 talked to some of our viewers to see what they think of the toll idea.
Tim MacDonald of Cincinnati says, "I think its a bad idea....I think people will avoid it. I mean they put it in and don't want to pay for repairs to it so why stick it to the people."
Robin Hensley of Northern Kentucky says, "It probably wouldn't be a bad idea. Its probably a good way of getting some revenue."
Dawn Smith says, "Why should we the citizens pay of a toll on that bridge that they say they can't afford."
Dave Clemons says, "I don't think the toll on the bridge is a good idea because we're in a rough economy right now and a lot of people can't afford to pay the extra money to go across the bridge. It should be free."
Robert John says government takes too much money from citizens already. "They take enough money from us now for taxes and stuff."
Naomi Hansheu says she's keeping an open mind. She says "I think the bridge definitely needs to be replaced. I would say that if all else fails then maybe a toll, but I'm not sure that's the only solution."
If the toll idea were to move forward its not clear how much the toll would be, where the toll booths would be located and if tolls would be charged in both directions."
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >